The desktop port every mobile needs

The Invoxia NVX 200 turns a mobile phone into a virtual desktop landline fit for the 21st century

Invoxia NVX 200, £209
Invoxia NVX 200, £209 | Image: Hugh Threlfall

It was only 18 months ago that I started using a mobile when working at my desk – hence, perhaps, fully joining the 21st century – after moving out of a notorious cellular blackspot and into a location with a decent signal. Until then I’d remained reliant on my landline deskphone – a device that almost everybody else I know has long since consigned to the dustbin. But spare a thought for this trusty old device. For all a mobile offers in terms of convenience and portability (need to make a brew in the middle of an interminable work call? No problem), an old-school landline still has ergonomic advantages.

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Wise to this, Invoxia of Paris has, in recent years, produced a number of desktop ports into which a mobile phone can be plugged and turned into a virtual old-fashioned desktop landline. Its latest, slickest and easiest to use, the NVX 200, offers a traditional handset, a conference facility and terrific audio quality for speakerphone. It also keeps the mobile on charge.

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One thing the NVX 200 also addresses is something I’ve noticed we hear little of these days – the potential negative health effects of mobiles. The mobile industry has probably been saved a huge problem by the diminishing use of voice calls; we spend vastly more time texting than talking. But anyone who makes long mobile calls will likely still be concerned. The Invoxia helps negate that issue.

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